Bob Boswell is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Laramie Energy, LLC, a second-generation company of Laramie Energy I, LLC. Laramie’s operations are entirely focused on the Piceance Basin in western Colorado. Bob is an experienced oil and gas corporate executive with a strong track record of managing and growing both public and private exploration and production companies. Under Bob’s leadership, Laramie I raised capital from Private Equity Investors which it invested, together with a conservative level of bank debt, in a major field development in the southern end of the Piceance Basin. Three years later, in May 2007, Bob and his team sold this project to Plains Exploration and Production. By June 2007, Bob had reassembled the core team into Laramie Energy, raised additional capital and acquired a new set of underdeveloped assets in the Piceance Basin.
Prior to co-founding Laramie I in early 2004, Bob was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Forest Oil Corporation, a large independent oil and gas exploration and production company headquartered in Denver, Colorado. He joined Forest Oil’s Board of Directors in 1987 and in 1989 was recruited to be its Chief Financial Officer. Bob became President of Forest Oil in 1993 and its Chief Executive Officer in 1995. Bob left Forest Oil in 2003 to start Laramie Energy I.
Bob obtained a M.B.A. degree from the University of Texas at Austin and a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering, Magna Cum Laude, from Vanderbilt University. He is currently a member of the Western Energy Alliance, Colorado Oil & Gas Association, Independent Petroleum Association of America, and the All-American Wildcatters. Bob is a former trustee of the Gas Technology Institute. Additionally, he is currently a Director of Enerflex, the second largest worldwide manufacturer of gas compression and processing equipment, and a Director of Cabot Oil and Gas Corporation, one of North America’s most successful large independents.